Tuesday 13th October 2020
I am writing to advise that our company has completed the sale of Beales Hotel, Comet Way, Hatfield, to HG Construction Ltd this afternoon.
This is a sad moment in our company history and brings to an end 56 years of trading in Hatfield, but the significant downturn in our business and the curtailment of business travel and large scale conference and banqueting due to the coronavirus pandemic is unprecedented, and a severe recession is forecast.
This means that unfortunately the company will need to make redundancies, and staff employed at Beales Hotel will each be contacted separately to discuss the redundancy process. This is sad and difficult news, but the Coronavirus Pandemic has brought much of the hospitality business to its knees and with no signs of any recovery any time soon.
However, our stunning four star West Lodge Park Hotel in Cockfosters Road, Hadley Wood, just 15/20 minutes from Hatfield, remains fully open, and it would be a pleasure to welcome you for overnight visits, restaurant and bar meals, afternoon teas, and tours around the 35 acres of the Beale Arboretum.
I would like to thank all our wonderful customers for their loyalty, dedication to the hotel and to the company, and for the many happy moments shared over the years.